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Boost the ’Cuse II Mission Results are In: 4,939 Donors and $1.76 Million Raised
On Oct. 25, Boost the ’Cuse II, Syracuse University’s second annual day of giving, marked the single most successful fundraising day in University history.
The Orange community rallied for an incredible day: taking selfies with “Flat Ottos,” rocking Boost the ’Cuse socks all over the world, connecting with fellow alumni at regional events, joining in on the Shaw Quad for the Cash Grab Challenge and taco bar. And making a gift. Whether the gift was $1 or $10,000, each gift mattered and helped in achieving a total of 4,939 donors and more than $1.76 million raised for the University. Boost the ’Cuse II saw 20 percent more donors than last year, with participation from all 50 states and 16 different countries.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and loyal SU fans gave generously to the areas around campus that meant the most to them. Gifts were designated for everything from scholarships to school and college dean’s funds to units like Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse Athletics. Each donor helped to unlock more than $600,000 in additional challenge dollars that were given by advisory board members and individuals from each unit on campus.
The power of Orange is inspiring. See the thank-you video at Mission Control.
And for those who missed the chance to join Otto’s crew, it’s not too late to make a gift at Mission Control.